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by Peter Grant
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DB18-1 Petrol Reserve Tap
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: DB18-1 Petrol Reserve Tap

Hi, On both my cars (Special Sports) and DE 36 the fuel reserve has been removed and the lower line linked tot eh fuel pump with the upper line securely blocked at the fuel pump end. The DE was like this when i bought it but the Special Sports suffered from no fuel coming through and after removing ...
by Peter Grant
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: DAIMLER RESTORATION
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: DAIMLER RESTORATION

Hello , What you have is a heavily modified Majestic DF316 saloon. Someone has taken the trouble to remove the roof and front screen and replace the screen with a folding? screen. The front fog lights are also modifications, and the wing top side lights appear to have been removed (but I see at leas...
by Peter Grant
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Jobs for a 'on the ramp' day
Replies: 16
Views: 583

Re: Jobs for a 'on the ramp' day

Careful with grease. It must be the correct steering box lube, not just grease as apparently it spirals up the steering column according to our late club guru.
Is Pennrite steering box lube available in England?
That is what I have been using and it seems to be very good.
P G
by Peter Grant
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Jobs for a 'on the ramp' day
Replies: 16
Views: 583

Re: Jobs for a 'on the ramp' day

I found that the Pennrite Steering Box lube is very good. it is a gloopy liquid grease designed for steering boxes and doesn't leak out. I wish they made something similar for the shock absorbers! Good advice re tyres, and if they need changing buy the best you can afford. from another club member's...
by Peter Grant
Thu May 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Idling speed
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: Idling speed

Hi Pekka,
No camera, but I did have a witness, Mark Bearman, visiting Sydney from Western Australia.
I just pulled the pedal up by hand and the revs returned to normal.
I then made sure that the carpet was clear of the pedal and no problem since.
All very exciting!
Cheers
Peter Grant
by Peter Grant
Wed May 08, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Idling speed
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: Idling speed

I accidentally revved the bejesus out of my DE 36 once because the accelerator pedal got fouked on the carpet around the pedal opening in the floor of the car.
Frightened the bejesus out of me too, I tell you. 5.4 litres at a high rev rate in a brick garage was quite a noise.
Peter Grant
by Peter Grant
Wed May 01, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: 1948 Daimler DE36 reg DBL 682
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: 1948 Daimler DE36 reg DBL 682

The person who could best assist with details on converting a hearse to an All Weather would be Mark Bearman in Western Australia. Mark's late father had an extraordinary time with a car that had been badly damaged in a museum fire and he started the huge task of transforming it back to All Weather ...
by Peter Grant
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Technical & Motoring Matters
Topic: Tyre recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Tyre recommendations

Hi Eric, We do quite high mileage here in Australia and some years ago Coker 600 x 16 inch vintage radials were recommended for my Special Sports. They are not cheap, but they have proven to be a fantastic compromise between the wobbly cross ply tyres that I had on the car for years and modern radia...
by Peter Grant
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Cars & Parts Wanted
Topic: db18 ss bonnet hinge etc
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: db18 ss bonnet hinge etc

Hi David,
I emailed you details for the bonnet hinges a while ago.Did you get the email? I haven't heard anything.
Did you find the quoted price too high? They have been blasted and painted and look like new.
Cheers
Peter Grant
by Peter Grant
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: ss woodwork
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: ss woodwork

Hi David, Getting a match would be the best course. I thought it was walnut with a walnut grained veneer. The other thing is the final finish. My car which I think is original is a soft shine, not a brilliant shine as you'd expect in a saloon. It makes sense driving on a sunny day with the hood down...